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  • Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears-Raiders

    Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears-Raiders
    OAKLAND, Calif — Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears scored 27 points with the starters in the first half Friday night against the Raiders en route to a 34-26 preseason victory at O.co Coliseum. 1. Tom Flores, the distinguished former coach of...
  • Brian Gadsby praised after sparkling effort for Crescenta Valley High football team

    Brian Gadsby praised after sparkling effort for Crescenta Valley High football team
    GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 71st year, normally meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the first meeting of the year, which was held at Oakmont Country Club. GADSBY STANDS TALL FOR FALCONS...
  • Eagles need to win while McCoy is young

    Eagles need to win while McCoy is young
    — He can cope with the pain in his right ankle well enough. What LeSean McCoy has a much tougher time wrapping his head around is the losing. He can't take it much longer, and is playing like a man on a singular mission to reverse the three-season...
  • Prep sports profile: Alex and Andrew Gray

    Prep sports profile: Alex and Andrew Gray
    After a tough one-point loss in the playoff quarterfinals last season, twin Lincoln-Way West football players Alex and Andrew Gray are focused on taking their team all the way in the state tournament. The team captains both have Division I scholarship...
  • Bears bars: Find your Sunday soulmate

    Bears bars: Find your Sunday soulmate
    Oh, you have Bears season tickets? Then stop reading now, you lucky jerk. For the rest of us, Sundays (and Monday, Nov. 4 against Green Bay ... oh yes!) will see us glued to the TV from the edge of a barstool. If you don’t have cable, finding a...
  • Walter Payton's son asks students to unlock 'greatness'

    Walter Payton's son asks students to unlock 'greatness'
    As he talked to students at Aux Sable Middle School in Joliet, Jarrett Payton gave bullying only a brief mention, as if to show that bullies couldn't win against the greatness inside those who were listening. He talked about his dad – the late...
  • Prep sports profile: Kevin Huang and Billy Magnesen

    Prep sports profile: Kevin Huang and Billy Magnesen
    As leaders on Hinsdale Central’s cross country team, Kevin Huang and Billy Magnesen haven’t gotten caught up in early-season success. Huang ran a 5K in 15 minutes, 53 seconds to take second place in the Locktoberfest Invitational on Oct. 5,...
  • Girls hoops season preview | Faith the name of the game for H-F's Suggs

    Girls hoops season preview | Faith the name of the game for H-F's Suggs
    In the fall of 1996, Shafer Suggs and his wife, Susan Hoster-Suggs, thought a lot about what to name their first born. When she was five months pregnant, Susan found out a mole on her leg contained melanoma. A sizable chunk of that leg was gone after...
  • Skyline writer honored

    Skyline writer honored
    I found myself in a secured corner of a downtown skyscraper Tuesday night, dark shades obscuring a gorgeous view of Millennium Park cloaked in snow. The darkness was intentional, as workers at the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower, like they do many nights,...
  • The Biblioracle: Anticipating books is half the fun

    The Biblioracle: Anticipating books is half the fun
    By now, you've probably all thoroughly digested Jeff Bezos' "60 Minutes" bombshell that he foresees a future in which Amazon delivers books via drones. The reactions seemed to range from "that's awesome" to "that's idiotic" to "that's impossible." I...
  • A day with Jordan, Payton and Dawson

    A day with Jordan, Payton and Dawson
    Twenty-five years ago, the Chicago sports landscape was ruled by three men: Michael Jordan, Walter Payton and Andre Dawson. And in January 1988, the magazine Chicago Times pulled off a greater feat than having them all in the same city. They got them...
  • A tribute in lights that became a tradition

    A tribute in lights that became a tradition
    Fourteen years ago, a Chicagoan named Walter Payton died too young. An electrician decided to use the windows of a downtown building as an overnight memorial, lighting up Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower with the "34" the beloved Bears running back wore on...